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Sabelo Mkhabela

Sabelo Mkhabela

    Connecting through silence with Zoë Modiga
    Connecting through silence with Zoë Modiga
    Silent concerts enforce a special kind of intimacy. The fact that you can only hear the music being performed live through headphones eliminates...
    Like God’s eye, T’s rap sees all
    Like God’s eye, T’s rap sees all
    One day before Youth Day, rapper Stogie T (Tumi Molekane) released God’s Eye, 14 minutes of raps and beats. The release consists of...
    The sky’s the limit for ‘DIY’ Eagle
    The sky’s the limit for ‘DIY’ Eagle
    Shane Eagle is the latest rapper to receive the coveted best hip-hop album trophy at the South African Music Awards (Samas). “It was about...
    Radio 123 takes its music to the people
    Radio 123 takes its music to the people
    The opening song on Jo’burg-based duo Radio 123’s debut EP is an anomaly. Vocalist Simangaliso Mfula croons with a swaggering drawl, his vocals...
    Mr 10 000 Hours: ​YoungstaCPT
    Mr 10 000 Hours: ​YoungstaCPT
    YoungstaCPT’s rhyming skills and work ethic made him hard to ignore.
    A fresh brew of old numbers
    A fresh brew of old numbers
    Hip-hop and jazz are like a separated parent and child. When Kendrick Lamar released his sophomore album To Pimp a Butterfly in 2015, it was a...
    Maneta wears his mind on his sleeve
    Maneta wears his mind on his sleeve
    Rofhiwa Maneta recently self-published Metanoia, his first book. It’s a collection of short stories that blur the line between fact and...
    Collab is manifestly dope
    Collab is manifestly dope
    Ghanaian rapper M.anifest is a serial collaborator. And he seems to have an obsession with South African musicians — he has collaborated with...
    How Zola's debut album forever changed kwaito
    How Zola's debut album forever changed kwaito
    Kwaito always had difficulty reinventing itself and finding its next step. In the 1990s, a slight variance of artists — TKZee, B.O.P, Mandoza,...
    Eight albums to prove Durban’s got the juice
    Eight albums to prove Durban’s got the juice
    Durban has emerged as a hub that has gifted the local and international scene with musical talent.
    Heard it on the radio: Musicians need the airwaves to make it
    Heard it on the radio: Musicians need the airwaves to make it
    Rapper Riky Rick captured media and public attention last week when he announced his departure from Mabala Noise, the controversial label to which...
    ​Tumi’s albums: from best to just okay
    ​Tumi’s albums: from best to just okay
    The self-titled album gave birth to one of his biggest radio singles, By Any Means, featuring Emtee and Yanga.